Flashback: Interview With The Eldest Of Sheikh Zakzaky’s Brothers (Translated)

In this flashback, we reproduce an interview held with Sheikh Abdulkadir Yaqoub Ali, the eldest of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky’s brothers, conducted by Haruna Shelleng and Aliyu Saleh of ALMIZAN Newspaper, held on Tuesday, 26/04/2016 (four months after the Zaria massacre) at his residence in Zaria. Sheikh Abdulkadir expressed his deep concern over the massacre by the army, which resulted in the extrajudicial killing of many people, including his seven children and one sibling. This interview, as transcribed by Aliyu Saleh and translated by our Editor, is being reproduced in view…

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FGN To Declare Islamic Movt Terrorist Group Using Court pronouncement

The Federal Government of Nigeria has gone through the back door in its desperate attempt at designating, falsely, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria as a terrorist group, using the court. A report in Punch newspaper today stated that the Federal Government has obtained a court order to proscribe the Movement. By this, they think they have completed what they have been trying to do all the years, and what the guns or genocide could not do. It is now clear why they desperately tried to induce violence, including sacrificing their…

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Breaking: Religious Freedom Scores A Landmark Point Against Elrufai

A Kaduna State High Court has ruled that the plan by the Kaduna State government to issue licences to the pastors of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria PFN using the Religious Regulatory Bill is a gross violation of their fundamental human rights, which guarantees freedom of association and freedom of religion. Thus, inconsistent with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended). Therefore it is hereby declared illegal. The judge, Hon Justice D. Gwadah further added that the actions of the Kaduna State House of Assembly in proceeding…

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Zakzaky Is A Prisoner Of Faith – Former Buhari Right-hand Man

A former President Buhari right-hand man, Buba Galadima has described Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky as a prisoner of faith. He was speaking in a television program “Focus Nigeria:Matters Arising” on AIT on the question of political detainees and the flagrant disrespect to the rule of law by his former political ally. Commenting the detention of high profile detainees against court orders, Buba Galadima said, El-Zakzaky is being detained “for not practising the kind of Islam that those in authority…want.” This, according to him, is contrary to constitutional provisions that guarantee freedom…

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Islamic Movement Members Sing Songs, Send Message To President Buhari

“When it comes to Sheikh Zakzaky, we can dare anyone,” members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria sang today in Abuja during the Free Zakzaky campaign activity. The procession and Sit Out campaign held against all odds as the police made frantic attempts within their power to prevent the campaign based on “orders from the Presidency,” witnessed a very huge turn out. The response, it seems, was to chant songs of defiance calling for the immediate release of the Sheikh. A stanza of the song said; If only they knew…

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Series Of Law Cases Involving Islamic Movement Comes Up Today, Tomorrow In Abuja And Kaduna

Starting from today Wednesday, 21st March, 2018 the Islamic Movement in Nigeria will be involved in a series of court cases at the Federal High Courts in Abuja and Kaduna as well as the Kaduna state high court. This morning at the Federal High Court in Abuja, the case seeking the enforcement of the fundamental rights of members of the Islamic Movement comes up for hearing. The case is challenging the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), the Inspector General of Police (IGP), the FCT Police Commissioner and the Director…

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